We offer bereavement care and support for caregivers, families and friends following a death or for those who anticipate a loss. Our volunteers and staff offer one-on-one or group support and provide information and referrals to other community services as needed.
Grief Support Groups: Pathways of Healing
Groups meet for 10 weeks.
Gathering with others who have also experienced loss is known to be one of the most helpful ways to cope with grief. Sharing your story is important to healthy healing. Your grief is personal, but you're not alone.
In a safe and compassionate environment you can connect with others to receive understanding, acceptance and support. A Grief Support Group will assist you in exploring and expressing the many thoughts and feelings associated with the grief process. By learning more about the nature of grief you can enhance your ability to cope well with loss.
Groups are open to all individuals who have experienced the death of someone loved and are seeking additional community support in coping with their bereavement experience. Everyone is welcome regardless of whether or not you have had a previous connection with the Hospice.
Groups are facilitated by trained volunteers and while sessions are structured you choose the degree of your participation. We ask that participants commit to attending all sessions as group size is limited to 10 participants, which is conducive for experiencing the dynamic support a group has to offer.
We keep a list of people's names who are interested in attending a group and new groups begin when there is sufficient enrollment.
All of our programs are offered without charge to participants thanks to the generosity of our donors and community partners.
To register or obtain information on our Bereavement Services, please contact Kristine Gagnon, Bereavement Care Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (416) 626-0116 ext. 227.
For schedules on upcoming programs, please check our Events page.